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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Pimelodidae Long-whiskered catfishes

Genus: Hypophthalmus

(See list of species below)



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4 species (see list below)

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Photo by Lovshin, L.

South America
Max. Length 57.5 cm TL
Hypophthalmus edentatus Spix & Agassiz, 1829

Photo by Lovshin, L.
 
Hypophthalmus edentatus
[Highwaterman catfish]

Photo by IBAMA

South America

Hypophthalmus fimbriatus Kner, 1858

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Hypophthalmus fimbriatus
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Photo by IBAMA

South America
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Hypophthalmus marginatus Valenciennes, 1840

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Hypophthalmus marginatus
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South America

 
Hypophthalmus oremaculatus
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4 Species of Family Pimelodidae with Genus Hypophthalmus
(Long-whiskered catfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1829 Hypophthalmus edentatus Highwaterman catfish South America 57.5 TL
1858 Hypophthalmus fimbriatus South America
1840 Hypophthalmus marginatus South America 55 TL
1947 Hypophthalmus oremaculatus South America



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